Men’s Volleyball No. 4 takes on Charleston at home

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania. –Penn State’s No. 4 men’s volleyball team ends its first half of EIVA conference action with just one game against Charleston this Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at Rec Hall South Gym.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

Charleston (5-5, 2-4 EIVA) vs. Penn State (12-3, 7-0 EIVA)
When: Friday, March 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Recreation Hall South Gym
Video: B1G+

Stats: Live Stats
Notes: Penn State Game Notes
Admission: FREE for all regular season home games!

FREQUENCY AND PARKING INFORMATION
With Friday’s game taking place in the South Gym, fans are invited to enter the entrance to the Hepper Fitness Center at the south end of Rec Hall.

All Penn State Athletics non-football related events will require a valid permit or payment of applicable parking fees for campus grounds. Free parking will no longer be granted to pass holders.


Fans with a valid Penn State University park parking permit will be permitted free parking at non-football sporting events in accordance with Transportation Services parking and access policies.


Fans without a permit are encouraged to pre-pay for event parking at a discounted rate through ParkMobile – https://psu.parkmobile.io/. Prepayment is available until 11:59 p.m. the day before each event. Season passes will be available for general parking for most sports, and information on VIP parking options available for certain events will be released at a later date.


Please visit the 2022 Men’s Volleyball Parking page for more information.


Parking for non-football events is handled by Penn State Transportation Services. For more information on parking for this event, please email [email protected] or call 814-865-1436.



MATCH NOTES AND INFORMATION

  • Penn State maintained its No. 4 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Off the Block Media Poll this week, marking the fourth straight week the Nittany Lions have been ranked fourth.
  • The Nittany Lions beat St. Francis Brooklyn and NJIT last weekend to remain the only undefeated team in EIVA with a 7-0 record. Penn State won in straight sets against St. Francis Brooklyn and won a fierce battle in five sets against NJIT.
  • Senior setter Cole Bogner recorded 42 assists combined with seven digs in last Sunday’s five-set victory over NJIT. His 530 assists are tied for 2nd in the nation and his 10.39 assists per set rank 5th nationally.
  • Senior in front Cal Fisher continues to dominate at the right pin for the Nittany Lions, leading the team with 183 kills, including 12 double-digit games. He also has 32 aces this season which ranks him 2nd nationally, including 16 in the last five games.
  • Senior outside hitter Brett Wildman had three of his 15 kills in the fifth set with two aces to help set up match point in the win over NJIT. He was excellent off the left pin and from the back row with 175 kills at a .327 clip. During Penn State’s eight-game winning streak, he averages 12.75 eliminations per game. He is also second on the team with 18 service aces.
  • Second year Toby Ezeonu physical presence has taken over matches. Against NJIT, Ezeonu landed three kills in the fifth, including the deciding game. He had eight kills on the night with seven blocks. Ezeonu recorded two games with double-digit eliminations and no errors. Against Long Beach on January 29, Ezeonu had a night of 16 wins and 0.941 H%. He recorded 12 kills and had 0.750 H% against St. Francis Brooklyn on Feb. 25. Ezeonu is hitting .491 and has 0.76 blocks per set to lead Penn State.
  • Senior Medium Blocker Sam Marais also had a hard-hitting season both offensively and defensively with 75 kills, .391 H% and 34 blocks. He was named AVCA National Player of the Week on Jan. 18 after a weekend of 19 wins, 0.783 H% against Grand Canyon, including a 12-12 start on offense.
  • PSU and Charleston first met in February 2016 and faced off for the 14th time this weekend. PSU is 13-0 against the Golden Eagles with seven of those wins at home. In the 2021 season, PSU was 4-0 with all of those wins being 3-0 sweeps.

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